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Massive MiG-29 Fulcrum

Massive MiG-29 Fulcrum

This nearly 1/4-scale MiG-29 is the handiwork of Harold Dowbekin and flown here by Neil Hyde. Neil says, “Harold designed and built the airframe using light ply, cypress and G10 covering, with foam core wings again covered in G10 (pro skin).  The gear is all home built, including the cylinders. The legs are gas struts with coil spring assistance. I took over the finishing works, painting, electronics and engine installation three years ago and the model first flew one year ago, after which some modifications were made including Powerbox Royal, Futaba SBus, Grumania thrust tubes, additional fuel tanks and additional air reservoir. The model is powered by two ATJ 170 gas starts and has better than 1:1 power to weight ratio. 2016 is the first year the model has been shown in public and seems to have been warmly received.” Thanks to Tbobborap1 for sharing video of this terrific jet!

Updated: July 28, 2016 — 9:49 AM

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  1. Its a real beauty! Great flying! Love your bird!

  2. Nice plane, look’s like a lot of hard work, seems to fly well, very responsive

  3. Amazing! Cypress? Now there’s a building material you don’t see much of in model aviation. Kudos to the pilot who really wrung out some tight manuvers with that plane. I loved the retracts – realistic suspension action. Of course the builder is certainly to be commended – lotta spaghetti under the hatches – plumbing too. Whoa! She sure came in hot – nice roll-out.

  4. Really a sweet bird! I can only imagine the time and effort that went into building her-not to mention the cost! thanx for sharing

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